REPORTS COMPREHENSIVE EARNINGS PER SHARE OF $0.23, INCOME BEFORE TAXES OF $202 MILLION ON $359 MILLION IN NET REVENUES, AND EARNINGS PER SHARE ON NET INCOME OF $0.35. DECLARES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.10 PER SHARE.
GREENWICH, CONN, October 20, 2015 - Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: IBKR) an automated global electronic broker and market maker, today reported diluted earnings per share on a comprehensive basis of $0.23 for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, compared to a diluted loss per share on a comprehensive basis of $0.13 for the same period in 2014.
Excluding other comprehensive income, the Company reported diluted earnings per share of $0.35 for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.05 for the same period in 2014.
Net revenues were $359 million and income before income taxes was $202 million this quarter, compared to net revenues of $171 million and income before income taxes of $40 million for the same period in 2014.
The Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share. This dividend is payable on December 14, 2015 to shareholders of record as of December 1, 2015.
Electronic Brokerage segment income before income taxes increased 19%, to $184 million, in the quarter ended September 30, 2015 compared to the same period last year, due to higher commissions revenue and net interest income. Customer accounts grew 18% to 322 thousand and customer equity increased 13% to $62.1 billion from the year-ago quarter.
Commissions and execution fees increased 26% from the year-ago quarter, to $168 million. Net interest income grew 11% from the year-ago quarter, to $102 million. Pretax profit margin was 61% in quarter ended September 30, 2015, down from 63% in same period last year.
Total DARTs1 for cleared and execution-only customers increased 28% from the year-ago quarter to 683 thousand. Cleared DARTs were 620 thousand, 28% higher than the same period last year.
Market Making segment income before income taxes increased 557%, to $46 million, in the quarter ended September 30, 2015 compared to the same period last year, driven by higher volatility and active trading in the late-August period. Pretax profit margin increased to 51% in the current quarter from 14% in same period last year.
In connection with our currency strategy, we have determined to base our net worth in GLOBALs, a basket of 16 major currencies in which we hold our equity. In this quarter, our currency diversification strategy decreased our comprehensive earnings by $76 million, as the U.S. dollar value of the GLOBAL decreased by approximately 1.5%. The effects of the currency diversification strategy are reported as components of (1) Other Income in the Corporate segment and (2) Other Comprehensive Income ("OCI"). As previously disclosed, certain reclassifications have been made to previously reported amounts to conform to the current presentation of currency translation gains and losses related to our currency diversification strategy.
Interactive Brokers Group will hold a conference call with investors today, October 20, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss its quarterly results. Investors who would like to listen to the conference call live should dial 877-324-1965 (U.S. domestic) and 631-291-4512 (international). The number should be dialed approximately ten minutes prior to the start of the conference call. Ask for the "Interactive Brokers Conference Call."
The conference call will also be accessible simultaneously, and through replays, as an audio webcast through the Investor Relations section of the Interactive Brokers web site, www.interactivebrokers.com/ir.
Interactive Brokers Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is an automated global electronic broker that specializes in catering to financial professionals by offering state-of-the-art trading technology, superior execution capabilities, worldwide electronic access, and sophisticated risk management tools at exceptionally low costs. The brokerage trading platform utilizes the same innovative technology as the Company's market making business, which specializes in routing orders and executing and processing trades in securities, futures, foreign exchange instruments, bonds and funds on more than 100 electronic exchanges and trading venues around the world. As a market maker, we provide liquidity at these marketplaces and, as a broker, we provide professional traders and investors with electronic access to stocks, options, futures, forex, bonds and mutual funds from a single IBKR Integrated Investment Account. Employing proprietary software on a global communications network, Interactive Brokers is continuously integrating its software with a growing number of exchanges and trading venues into one automatically functioning, computerized platform that requires minimal human intervention.
The foregoing information contains certain forward-looking statements that reflect the Company's current views with respect to certain current and future events and financial performance. These forward-looking statements are and will be, as the case may be, subject to many risks, uncertainties and factors relating to the Company's operations and business environment which may cause the Company's actual results to be materially different from any future results, expressed or implied, in these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to the company on the date of this release. The company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any statements expressed or implied therein will not be realized. Additional information on risk factors that could potentially affect the Company's financial results may be found in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
For Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. Media: Caitlin Duffy, 203-913-1369 or Investors: Patrick Brennan, 203-618-4070.